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ANGEL DANIEL MATOS

356 OShaughnessy Hall


Notre Dame, IN 46556 - USA
amatos@nd.edu
EDUCATION
Ph.D.

English, University of Notre Dame, Expected June 2016


- Graduate Minor: Gender Studies
- Dissertation Advisor: Susan Cannon Harris
- Areas of Specialty: American literature, childrens and young adult
literature, LGBTQ literature, queer theory, and materiality

M.A.

English, University of Notre Dame, 2014


Exam areas: Post-1945 American literature, young adult literature,
American and British LGBTQ literature, queer theory, and materiality

M.A.

English Education, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez, 2012


Concentrations: Literature and pedagogy

B.A.

English Linguistics, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez, 2009


Honors: summa cum laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Jan. 2016

Instructor of Record
Introduction to Gender Studies
-- Gender Studies Program
-- University of Notre Dame

Aug. 2015 Dec. 2015

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Gender Studies
-- Duties: Prepare and teach lectures, hold weekly office hours, grade essays
and assignments, and attend weekly class-planning meetings
-- Gender Studies Program
-- University of Notre Dame

Aug. 2014 Dec. 2014

Instructor of Record
The Young Adult Novel
-- Department of English, cross-listed with the Gender Studies Program
-- University of Notre Dame

Jan. 2013 May 2013

Instructor of Record
With Great Writing, Comes Great Responsibility: An Exploration of (Pop) Culture,
Rhetorical Virtues, and Multimedia Discourse
-- Multimedia Writing and Rhetoric
-- University Writing Program
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-- University of Notre Dame


Aug. 2012 Dec. 2012

Instructor of Record
Exploring and Evaluating Popular Culture via Academic and Multimedia Discourse
-- Multimedia Writing and Rhetoric
-- University Writing Program
-- University of Notre Dame

Aug. 2009 May 2011

Instructor of Record
English Composition and Reading II (Fall 2009 Sec. 90 and Sec. 101), Intermediate
English II (Spring 2010 - Sec. 61, Sec. 71, and Sec. 90), Intermediate English I (Fall
2010 Sec. 91 and Sec. 101), Intermediate English II (Spring 2011 Sec. 094)
-- Undergraduate ESL literature-based composition courses
-- Department of English
-- University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

PUBLICATIONS
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Spring 2016

Queer Consciousness/Community in David Levithans Two Boys Kissing: One the


Other Never Leaving. Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in
Childrens and Young Adult Literature. Eds. Tricia Clasen and Holly Hassel. New
York: Routledge. (17 pages)

Jan. 2016

Without a Word or Sound: The Enmeshment of Deaf and Gay Identity in Young
Adult Literature. Lessons in Disability: Essays on Teaching with Young Adult
Literature. Ed. Jacob Stratman. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. (25 pages)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Jan. 2015

The Queerly Departed: Grief, Melancholia, and Futurity in Modern Sea Drama.
Atenea 34.1-2 (January December 2014): 49-69. Print.

Jun. 2013

Writing through Growth, Growth through Writing: The Perks of Being a


Wallflower and the Narrative of Development. The ALAN Review 40.3 (Summer
2013): 86-97. Print and Web. Winner of the Nilsen-Donelson award for best article
published during the volume year.

Jan. 2012

The Conversion of Paul: Cultural, Religious, and Sexual Negotiations in Alex


Sanchezs The God Box. Atenea 31.1-2 (January- December 2011): 91-109. Print.
Others

TBD

Rita Mae Brown. Womens Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture. Ed. Ann M.
Savage. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group. Print.

HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS


National Awards
Nov. 2013

The Nilsen-Donelson Award for Best Article in The ALAN Review


The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the N.C.T.E.
Teaching Awards

May 2015

2015 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award


Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame

Jan. 2015

Ph.D. Nominee for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award


The Midwest Association of Graduate Schools

May 2013

2013 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award


Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame

Apr. 2013

Writing Programs Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award


John J. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning - University of Notre Dame
Other Awards

Feb. 2015

ACLA Graduate Student Travel Grant


American Comparative Literature Association

Jun. 2014

Joseph F. Downes Memorial Fund Professional Development Award


The Graduate School, University of Notre Dame

Jan. 2014

University of Notre Dames Sponsored Participant Scholarship for the Cornell School
of Criticism and Theory

Aug. 2011

Jos Enrique Fernandez Doctoral Fellowship


The Graduate School, University of Notre Dame

May 2009

John S. and Sarah E. Mellowes Award for Academic Excellence


Department of English, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES


Papers Presented at National Academic Conferences
Jan. 2016

A New History: Alternate Constructions of Gender and Kinship in Queer Dystopian


Literature. 131st Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Panel: Gender in Young Adult Dystopias. Austin, Texas.

Apr. 2015

Narratives of Future Past: Queer Temporality in Benjamin Alire Senzs Aristotle


and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. IUPLR Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI
Conference. U of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Apr. 2015

Young Adult Novels and the Queer Possibilities of the Impossible, the Fantastical,
and the Not-Yet-Here. 2015 PCA National Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mar. 2015

Coming (Out + of Age): Young Adult Literature, the Closet, and the Novel of
Development. ACLA Annual Meeting. University of Washington, Seattle.

Dec. 2014

Queer Sances: Youth and Temporality in David Levithans Two Boys Kissing. Fun
with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood. U of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Apr. 2014

The Undercover Life of Queer Young Adult Novels. 2014 PCA National Conference.
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Mar. 2013

Beyond Words, Words, Words: Soliloquies, the Graphic Novel, and the Great
Shakespearean Divide. 2013 PCA National Conference. Washington DC.

May 2011

He Wears the Mask that Grins and Lies: Baldwin the IV in Kingdom of Heaven. 46th
International Congress of Medieval Studies. U of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo.
Invited Talks and Lectures

Feb. 2015

Make it Strange: Demystifying Queer Theory. Perspectives in Gender Course. Alison


Rice. University of Notre Dame. Lecture.

Feb. 2015

The Ethics of Multimedia. Teaching Multimedia in the University Writing Program.


University of Notre Dame. Workshop.

Oct. 2014

Puerto Rican and Cuban History (Pre-Columbian Period to 1898). Latinos and
Leadership Course. Jos Limn. University of Notre Dame. Lecture.

Mar. 2014

What is Queer Theory, and Why Does It Matter? Perspectives in Gender Course.
Alison Rice. University of Notre Dame. Lecture.

Jan. 2014

Deconstructing Memes and Films in Multimedia Writing and Rhetoric Courses.


Teaching Multimedia in the University Writing Program. University of Notre Dame.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
Dec. 2015 Dec. 2016

Editor for the Right to Read Column (censorship in young adult fiction)
-- Journal: The ALAN Review

Oct. 2015
Present

Editorial Review Board


--Journal: The ALAN Review

May 2014

Fresh Writing Editorial Board


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-- Journal: Fresh Writing: An Interactive Archive of First-Year Writing


May 2013

Peer-Reviewer
-- Journal: Religion and Literature

Oct. 2012 Oct. 2013

Annotator
-- Translation of Humboldts Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain
-- Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
-- Project Supervisor and Editor: Vera M. Kutzinski

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS


Jul. 2015 Present

Quality of Life Chair


-- Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame
-- Projects: Develop workshops, social events, and lectures focused on
bettering the graduate student LGBTQ climate on campus.

June 2014 Aug. 2015

Research Workshop Coordinator


-- Gender Studies Program, University of Notre Dame
-- Duties: Organize, administrate, and coordinate monthly talks given by
faculty and graduate students focused on gender-related research

Jun. 2013 May 2014

Graduate Student Assistant Director


-- University Writing Program, University of Notre Dame
-- Duties: Attend all full-staff meetings, observing and mentoring new
University Writing Program (UWP) faculty, update the UWP handbook, and
organize professionalization workshops

SUMMER SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS


Jun. 2015 Jul. 2015

Participant in Global Domes: A Dissertation Accelerator in the Humanities.


-- University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
-- University of Notre Dame London Center, London

Jun. 2014 Jul. 2014

Participant in The School of Criticism and Theory


-- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
-- Seminar: The Contemporary (led by Sianne Ngai, Stanford University).

EXTRACURRICULAR UNIVERSITY SERVICE


Mar. 2015

Masculinity, gender, and violence in House of Cards. Men Against Violence Media
Literacy Night. University of Notre Dame. Invited panelist.

Nov. 2014

A Discussion on Andrew Smiths Grasshopper Jungle. Gender Studies Book Club.


University of Notre Dame. Discussion leader.
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Oct. 2014

Masculinity, gender, and violence in Breaking Bad. Men Against Violence Media
Literacy Night. University of Notre Dame. Invited panelist.

Apr. 2014

A Discussion on David Levithans Two Boys Kissing. Gender Studies Book Club.
University of Notre Dame. Discussion leader.

ESL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Sep. 2009 May 2010

May 2010. Graduate Research Assistant


-- Project: English for Academic and Career Success in Agriculture
-- Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the ---- Faculty of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez

Aug. 2008 May 2009

Undergraduate Research Assistant


-- Project: An Analysis of Bilingual Writing Center Tutors
-- English Writing Center University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

ESL TUTORING AND WRITING CENTER EXPERIENCE


Aug. 2009 Oct. 2010

Tutor for Lockheed Martin Communication Workshops


-- Lockheed Martin Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

Aug. 2008 May 2009

Head of Tutor-Training Program at English Writing Center


-- Department of English University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

Jan. 2007 May 2008

Writing Center Tutor English Writing Center


-- Department of English University of Puerto Rico, Mayagez Campus

LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEES


Jun. 2015 Present

President
-- English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
-- Department of English, University of Notre Dame

Jan. 2015
Mar. 2015

Coordinator
-- 2015 English Department Graduate Research Symposium
-- Department of English, University of Notre Dame

Jun. 2014 May 2015

Vice-President
-- English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
-- Department of English, University of Notre Dame

May 2014

Program Committee Member


-- Conference: Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood.
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-- University of Notre Dame

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Modern Language Association (Mar. 2015 - Present)
American Comparative Literature Association (Feb. 2015 - Present)
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (Nov. 2013 - Present)
Popular Culture Association (Oct. 2012 - Present)

VOLUNTEER WORK
Volunteer at the Michiana GLBT Resource Center (Aug. 2015 Present)

LANGUAGES
English and Spanish (Native speaker proficiency)

REFERENCES
Susan Cannon Harris
Associate Professor of English and Irish Studies
University of Notre Dame
712 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Office: (574) 631-5088
Susan.C.Harris.90@nd.edu
Kinohi Nishikawa
Assistant Professor of English and African-American Studies
Princeton University
22 McCosh Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
office: (609) 258-6494
kinohin@princeton.edu
Patrick Clauss
Director, First Year Writing and Rhetoric
University of Notre Dame
205 Coleman-Morse
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Office: (574) 631-1678
pclauss@nd.edu